Jonah Rowen is an architect founder of Rowen Studio. He is an instructor at the Southern California Institute of Architecture in Los Angeles.
Jonah belongs to a cohort of young architects with an unbiased, load-free conscious, willing to revise and argue theoretical issues posed by Rowe, Rossi and Venturi and others, disseminating them to a new generation of architects.
Jonah is the editor of Project a new architecture theory publication, with the participation of very prominent critics and scholars, like Hernan Diaz Alonso, Pier Vittorio Aureli and Peter Eisenman, first issue due in November 2010.
Jonah is also an assistant editor working with Emmanuel Petit assembling a book of original essays by prominent architects reckoning with the legacy of Colin Rowe, a major intellectual influence on world architecture and urbanism century in city planning and urban design during the second half of the 20th Century.
He’s is also working on a collection of conversations, curated with Alfie Koetter, Daniel Markiewicz, and Emmett Zeifman, with leading young architects including Reinhold Martin and Kadambari Baxi, Pier Vittorio Aureli, and Jesse Reiser, regarding the possibilities for developing an architectural project today.
Before his appointment at SCI-ARC, Rowen worked at two prestigious New York design firms, Gage/Clemenceau and Esenman Architects.